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Morning click: Bob Dylan, others to play White House concert; Steven Tyler goes rogue

dylan.jpegDylan will play the White House for the first time in his career next month. (Photo: Rob Galbraith/Reuters)

- Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Natalie Cole, Blind Boys of Alabama, Smokey Robinson, Seal, John Mellencamp and others are scheduled to perform at the White House Feb. 10 for a concert that will recognize music from the Civil Rights movement. Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah will emcee the event, which will be streamed live at and broadcast on PBS the following night.

- Best clip from yesterday's music news? "...a Home Depot customer service rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that Tyler’s serenade did in fact take place at the Rancho Mirage location." Indeed, according to a Rolling Stone report that originated on TMZ, ex-Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler treated hardware shoppers to a special performance of "Dude Looks Like a Lady" and other hits over the loudspeaker at a Home Depot in southern California this weekend, capping off the impromptu set with a couple hits of helium and a round of autographs. This incident follows a similar event last week in which Tyler, apparently disgusted by two patrons' amateur treatment of his only #1 hit, grabbed the mic at a Palm Springs karaoke bar and sang the last couple bars of "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." All the world's a stage, folks.

- Dave Matthews Band announced yesterday that they will play at Nationals Park July 23 with The Zac Brown Band. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.

By Ally Schweitzer  |  January 27, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Aerosmith, Blind Boys of Alabama, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Natalie Cole, Queen Latifah, Seal, Smokey Robinson, Steven Tyler, Zac Brown Band  
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Now the question becomes "Will anyone be able to hear Dave Mathews Band at Nationals Park?"

Posted by: EricS2 | January 27, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

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